Adam Chanler-Berat made his Broadway debut as Henry in Next to Normal, a production he had been involved with from the very beginning at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage and Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. He recently finished creating the role of Peter inPeter and the Starcatcher at New York Theatre Workshop.
Chanler-Berat is now starring as Mark Cohen in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Rent, at New World Stages. Opening night is set for Thursday, August 11th, 2011.
About.com’s Nick Orlando spoke with Chanler-Berat about Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical and his career.
Nick Orlando: Rent is back in New York! Were you a Rent fanatic growing up?
Adam Chanler-Berat: I don’t know what qualifies as a fanatic, but I remember trying to convince a non-theatre friend to listen to the soundtrack.